You found the love of your life, now it’s time to find the wedding venue. The average wedding venue can take between 30%-60% of your wedding budget, if catering is involved. And when you are working with a tight budget, that hefty cost can knock out a good chunk of cash. One of our favorite things to do is to help you score a good deal, especially on the big-ticket items.
We know that our readers like to think out of the box and don’t mind bucking traditions to save some pennies. So we’ve searched all 50 states and found some of the most affordable yet still beautiful venues across the country. Hopefully, some of these locations will help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Browse these options to get more ideas for how you can pull off an affordable wedding with a cost-effective wedding venue!
Budget-Friendly Wedding Venues in all 50 states
“From the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam,” here are our favorite finds for the best affordable wedding venues all across the United States.
Alaska – Anchorage Senior Center, Anchorage
The Anchorage Senior Center is a distinct location for your next meeting or special event. With facilities to accommodate up to 250 guests, onsite catering, and a variety of entertainment options, this hidden gem can help you create an event to remember. Prices for after-hours weekend rates start at just $140/hour!
Alabama – Camellia Pavilion at The Greenville-Butler County Public Library, Greenville
Need a venue for a wedding, approved reception, or family gathering? The Greenville-Butler County Public Library’s Camellia Pavilion is an excellent outdoor facility available for rent! The pavilion opened in June 2011 and was dedicated in memory of a longtime library advocate. The venue features air-conditioned bathrooms and a warming kitchen and is situated on spacious, beautiful grounds. For weddings and receptions, the pricing is a flat $500-weekend flat rental fee.
Arkansas – Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, Little Rock
If you are looking for a unique waterfront venue, consider the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum on the gorgeous Arkansas River. The AIMM is home to the submarine USS Razorback (SS-394), a veteran of World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War, and the historic tugboat USS Hoga (YT-146) and the Savannah Lou barge. Not to mention the museum itself. You can even grab your guys and gals for an overnight experience and book a stay aboard the submarine! The entire museum complex can be reserved for functions at $100 per hour, with a four-hour minimum. That includes the Savannah Lou, the Mary Munns, and USS Razorback!
Arizona – The Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix
For lush tropical settings and the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix Zoo is a fabulous choice. The Zoo features distinct indoor and outdoor venues perfect for large formal ceremonies and receptions, smaller, more intimate affairs, and everything in between. Become united in the shadows of the Savanna, under twinkling lights at Ruby’s House or at their stunning lakeside. As newlyweds, celebrate in the C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center, Stone House Pavilion, or perhaps Desert Grove. With more than 15 onsite venues, your dream wedding will become a reality. Ceremony packages start at $1,700 and provide and include a variety of necessary amenities. You can add on an additional four-hour rental for any of the venues to host your reception as well, with pricing starting as low as $800.
California – Sunnyside Conservatory, San Francisco
You might not expect to find one of the best affordable wedding venues in one of the most expensive cities in the country. But this conservatory in San Francisco is full of surprises!Immerse you and your guests through the hundred-year-old garden, rejuvenated with a thriving collection of drought-tolerant plants, succulents, and palms.
Complimenting the landscape is the octagonal redwood conservatory, originally built in 1898. The Sunnyside Conservatory has been completely renovated to become one of the most beautiful hidden sites in San Francisco. Reservations have a two-hour minimum and are always on the full hour. Rates start at $887 for the first two hours on Saturdays and include staffing.
Colorado – Mishawaka, Bellevue
Mishawaka provides a stunning location for all your events. It’s home to weddings, company retreats, graduation parties, birthday celebrations, family reunions, and more! Have your next event at Mishawaka and impress your guests with the scenic river and Rocky Mountain views. The indoor and outdoor options blend history, art, music, and Colorado scenery to make your happening a unique one. They have a full-service bar, a locally brewed tap list, and catering cuisine packages. The rustic historic dance hall can seat up to 75 people. It’s is the perfect location to sit fireside, take advantage of the stage, or indulge in a hot chocolate station.
As you travel through the hall, you reach their spacious deck and riverside venue sidled up next to the beloved Poudre River. This almost 1,000-person setting provides plenty of space and natural beauty for any activities you may envision. And is a stunning backdrop for your extra-special wedding plans. Pricing varies based on seasons and days of the week but you can book the facilities on weekends for as low as $750.
Connecticut – Hope Lodge, Moosup
The owners of Hope Lodge knew that finding a reasonably priced event venue with enough space in their area had always been a struggle. They decided to create their own to fit the needs of couples without breaking their wallets. The owners chose this building because of the large possibilities and the two different rooms to offer brides and grooms two different atmospheres and sizes.
They took on the renovation with excitement to fulfill their dream for couples to fulfill their wedding dreams. This is a family business and they HOPE you and your partner will enjoy your time at their venue where anything is possible. Pricing on weekends starts at $2,000 with access to one of the rooms and includes a variety of amenities.
Delaware – University and Whist Club/Tilton Mansion and Carriage House, Wilmington
The Tilton Mansion was originally home to Dr. James Tilton. Tilton was a famous Delaware citizen known for crossing the Delaware River with George Washington and for being the first U.S. Army Surgeon General. Tilton purchased the home and set about its candidacy for the nation’s capital. Today the mansion exists as a fine dining club for members, families, and guests of the University and Whist Club. At the historic Tilton Mansion and Carriage House, brides and grooms are treated like royalty with an all-inclusive wedding package designed to make your celebration a lasting memory that will be cherished forever. Ceremony-only packages for the Outdoor Garden start at $1,000 and include several amenities.
Florida – The Historic Maxwell Room, Ft. Lauderdale
Situated on one of the oldest sites in Ft. Lauderdale, the Maxwell Room has a long and varied history. Today, the brick arches and colonnades of the Maxwell Room seem to harbor countless reflections throughout its years, from 1925 to the present. This reminder that while the world has changed and grown into a fast-paced race, some things retain the charm and elegance of bygone days.
The Maxwell Room is the perfect location for your wedding, reception, cocktail party, or rehearsal dinner. They offer three venue options that range from romantic and private in the courtyard to a bustling waterfront scene by the sea walk or the charming 1920s brick den. There is a $900 room fee plus several package options and add-ons that offer food and champagne starting from $105 per person. These “done for you” options help you plan and knock out catering with the venue all at one price.
Georgia – Vencoma Yellow River, Snellville
Vecoma is a hidden paradise located right on the beautiful Yellow River in Snellville, Georgia a suburb of Atlanta. Nestled among pine, oak, sweetgum, and other native Georgia trees, it’s not hard to see why Vecoma is the ONLY venue in Georgia to receive the Knot Hall of Fame award! Vecoma is an elegant, intimate setting for parties, weddings, and receptions, banquets, company picnics, dances, or almost any event. Pricing is very reasonable and depending on the time of day and day of the week your price point can drop drastically. For a Saturday evening wedding packages start at $4,000 and include a plethora of options for your special day.
Hawaii – Waimea Valley Main Lawn, Haleiwa
Waimea Valley’s Main Lawn on the island of Oahu is a wide, open-air space with sweeping views of the Mauka hills. Accented with the massive monkey pod tree, the setting is elegant and sun-kissed. Its green lawn with a flagstone extended patio along the rock wall fronts the Pikake Pavilion with ample shade. After dark, torches lit alongside the Pavilion cast a warm, tropical ambiance onto the Main Lawn and its surrounding gardens. Off-peak pricing starts at $1595. (High peak season rates are effective May 1st – September 30th with a 20% addition to the venue site fee.)
Iowa – Farm Girl Weddings, Forest City
Farm Girl Weddings is a rustic country wedding venue located near Forest City, Iowa on a family farm of over 147 years. They offer affordable inclusive wedding packages to help couples save money, time, and stress in planning their wedding. Couples will have an opportunity to choose one of several locations on the farm for their ceremony — the classic front of the barn, in the butterfly gardens, or at night under the twinkle lights in a canopy of trees in a magical thicket.
Whether brides and grooms want country elegance with the white wedding tent and white chairs or the rustic look of benches or straw, Farm Girl Weddings can help couples create the beautiful, country wedding of their dreams. Their all-inclusive pricing includes pretty much everything for both the ceremony and reception and starts at $4,000.
Idaho – Mason Creek Flower Farm, Nampa
Mason Creek Flower Farm is a family-owned small wedding & outside event venue as well as a working flower farm. The property is over 100 years old, with beautiful huge shade trees, a large green lawn, and hundreds of varieties of flowers. Mason Creek is the perfect location for an intimate summer wedding, providing all the tables and chairs, an arbor, and more. Prices for weddings under 100 guests start at $1500 and include up to 70 stem flowers among other items!
Illinois – Loft Lucia, Chicago
This Chicago venue harmonizes luxurious urban chic with warmth and brightness. Loft Lucia literally means “Loft of Light.” This amazing space features oversized industrial windows, exposed brick, and a dazzling rooftop terrace with incredible landscaping. This venue offers everything couples need to create a stunning occasion they and their guests will always remember. Off-season Saturday pricing starts at $4775.
Indiana – White River State Park Promenade Amphitheater, Indianapolis
White River State Park is Indianapolis’ Urban Escape. The Promenade Amphitheater inside White River State Park is located west of the White River and is complete with terraced stonework to create your own seating. This space provides beautiful views of the White River and the Indianapolis skyline for up to 500 people. Pricing begins at $500.
Kansas – Carnegie Building, Lawrence
Constructed in 1904, the Carnegie Building beautiful historic building served as the first public library for the city of Lawrence. With three different room options, this elegant building can be the perfect backdrop for any dream wedding. Renting the entire facility will cost couples only $995. If lovebirds have ever wanted to step back in time to the turn of the century then this is the perfect opportunity.
Kentucky – Lost River Cave, Bowling Green
If couples have ever imagined exchanging their vows underneath a canopy of trees while surrounded by nature, then Lost River Cave in Bowling Green is the wedding venue of dreams. Guests will be wonder-struck as they make their way to the reception at the Historic Cavern Nite Club in one of the largest cave entrances in the United States. Lost River Cave can accommodate up to 300 wedding guests in its Cavern Nite Club where intimate and grand wedding celebrations can become legendary.
It features the original bandstand and bar from the 1930s and a glimmering crystal chandelier creates a touch of elegance as it hangs above the underground club space. Pricing for Saturday weddings is $6,000 and includes the décor already in place. A glimmering chandelier hangs above the underground reception space. Eight panels of white drapery and lights extend out from the chandelier and fall to the floor from the columns of the Historic Cavern Nite Club pavilion.
Louisiana – Jackson Square, New Orleans
Jackson Square in New Orleans is one of the most iconic public parks in the city. Imagine being about to have your ceremony inside the square with the beautiful architecture as your backdrop. Known as one of New Orleans’ most recognizable landmarks, Jackson Square is a National Historic Landmark nestled in the center of the French Quarter.
The 2.5-acre space welcomes over 2 million visitors and locals each year and hosts a number of city events and celebrations, weddings, and photography sessions. Jackson Square has even served as a backdrop in a number of popular feature films and television shows. The landmark earns its name for the bronze statue of Andrew Jackson located in the center of the square. Depending on the size of your wedding you can hold your ceremony at Jackson Square for beginning at $250 an hour. It is a public park and you cannot serve food, drink, or receptions are allowed.
Massachusetts – The Schooner Lannon, Gloucester
Are you a bride and groom looking for somewhere completely different to exchange vows, celebrate an engagement, or commemorate an anniversary? How about an out-of-the-ordinary location for a rehearsal dinner party? Want to get away with your sweetheart for a romantic evening? Give The Schooner Lannon a call and they will help you to organize a memorable sail. The Schooner Lannon will offer couples an unforgettable experience. What could be more romantic than sailing the serene waters along Gloucester’s magnificent coastline while the sun sets in the background? Weekend charter rates start at $750 an hour with a 2.5-hour minimum.
Maryland – Gambrill State Park’s Tea Room, Frederick
The Tea Room has been a popular feature of Gambrill State Park in Frederick for over 75 years. Constructed from native stone, the building was built by the CCC in the mid-1930’s. It was originally designed by the Civilian Conservation Corps for community events and gatherings. Today, the building continues this tradition as one of the area’s most popular locations for weddings, family reunions, business meetings, and other special events.
The Tea Room provides users with a kitchen, dining room, and two restrooms. The building is available for rent from April through October for around $228 on weekends, and can accommodate up to 55 people – with standing room only, or can seat 36 comfortably at 5 round tables. The view from the stone balcony of the Middletown valley and Catoctin Mountains is one of the most photographed in the park.
Maine – Sohier Park, Nubble Light Lighthouse, York
Our list of the best affordable wedding venues would be incomplete without some unique landmarks! If you have wanted to exchange your vows in a small intimate setting next to a lighthouse for FREE then Soheir Park and the Nubble Light is just the spot. Sohier Park is a public park and there is no fee to use the facility. Large weddings are not allowed. The park can be extremely busy year-round and you are not allowed to reserve or block off any parking spaces or areas of the park. There are several restrictions so check the website. But the lighthouse which has was constructed in 1879 still stands tall and beautiful as a gorgeous backdrop for your microwedding or minimony!
Michigan – Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Dearborn
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is 12 acres under a single roof-filled with awe-inspiring collections and experiences, providing a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your wedding reception. Imagine world-class artifacts surrounding you and your guests as you dance the night away under the outstretched wings of a soaring DC-3. There is only one Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Rates start at $10 per person with a minimum of $2,500 with full event support staff including event planning, facilities, security, and visitor service.
Minnesota – Biwabik Giants Ridge, Biwabik
Giants Ridge is located in a critically acclaimed environment awarded for its pristine golf courses, skiing slopes, and mountain biking trails. Stunning outdoor gathering spaces, over 5,000 square feet of modern indoor facilities, and their world-class team members make this location the premier wedding and banquet venue in Northeastern Minnesota. Saturday weddings and receptions start at $1,800.
Missouri – The Mezzanine at the Museum at the Gateway Arch, St. Louis
The Museum at the Gateway Arch is a one-of-a-kind space and the perfect venue for social gatherings, weddings, and corporate receptions. Options include the entire museum with the Tram Ride to Top, the expansive and modern Tram Lobby, or more intimate settings like the mezzanine, which features stunning views of the St. Louis skyline. Pricing starts at $5,000 and add a tram ride for $1,500.
Mississippi – Grey Oaks Plantation, Vicksburg
Grey Oaks Plantation is one of the best locations in the Vicksburg area to host your exquisite southern wedding. It is perhaps one of the grandest locations in the south for any type of party or special event! All of your friends and family can easily be accommodated for your special event. Whether in the home or one of the many places on the grounds surrounding Grey Oaks Plantation, the grandeur of the home and gardens offers a peaceful, idyllic setting. Saturday weddings during peak season start at $5,000.
Montana – Camelot Ranch, Billings
Whether you’re looking for simple, rustic elegance or lavish extravagance, the picturesque Camelot Ranch is the perfect location for your special event. With a combination of country, rustic Montana charm, and upscale modern facilities, they serve the greater Billings and Yellowstone Valley community as the premier Event Venue for weddings as well as other memorable or professional events.
An 8,400 square foot barn serves as a year-round large versatile space that can be adapted according to your needs. There is a large Great Room in the barn which can accommodate up to 300 guests, a large full-service catering kitchen, a unique indoor bar, lounge/dressing room, large public restroom facilities, covered patio, loft/bridal suite, guest cabin, along with beautiful mature landscaping, ponds, a dock/pavilion area and unmatched beautiful views year round! The low peak season for Saturdays starts at around $4,000.
North Carolina – Pilot Mountain Vineyards, Pinnacle
Pilot Mountain Vineyards is a beautiful setting with a wonderful staff for your special day. Exchange your vows under the canopy of trees facing the lower vineyard or inside the gorgeous wine-tasting room, both with an amazing view of Pilot Mountain. The Pilot Sunset package includes the private use of their lovely 31-acre estate from 9am-11pm. It includes the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception plus a fun DJ, colorful lighting for the dance floor, wedding planning, day of coordination, decor, and an overnight honeymoon suite for $4800.
Nebraska – The Living Room, Omaha
Located in a former furniture factory, the living room has 3,500 square feet of flexible-use space for events. The Living Room provides a unique industrial backdrop for your event. Flexible spaces allow you to divide or expand your event as needed. Custom floor plans utilize their comfortable and sleek banquet furniture. The pre-installed audio-visual system, commercial staging kitchen, and ample parking meet all your event needs! Smaller intimate weddings start around $1,500.
New Hampshire – St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea, Rye Beach
This beautiful, historic stone chapel is situated in one of the Seacoast’s most beautiful settings. With the warmth of its wooden trusses and colorfully stained-glass windows, they welcome you to enjoy this idyllic setting by the sea for your extraordinary occasion. St. Andrew’s is wonderfully located in one of the most beautiful stretches of the New Hampshire Seacoast. The cost for your ceremony depends on the number of guests and begins at $800.
New Jersey – Sayen House and Gardens, Hamilton Township
Sayen House and Gardens are located in Hamilton Square, New Jersey near Nottingham Fire Company. Surrounded in the springtime by more than 250,000 azaleas, rhododendrons, and other flowers, this historic treasure is highly desired for wedding receptions, bridal showers, parties, and meetings. The nearby ponds, bridges, and gazebos make the grounds an ideal location for wedding photography and outside ceremonies, which may be arranged with special permission. Rates start around $1,000 for non-residents or $500 for residents.
New Mexico – Taos Art Museum at Fechin Gardens, Taos
The Taos Art Museum gardens provide an exquisite and magical location for a wedding, reception, or Plein Air workshop. You’ll find natural beauty and breathtaking views of the mountains. With spacious and open grass areas, a large stone patio, and a vine arch (the perfect location for wedding vows!), the gardens provide flexible spaces for a multitude of uses. For a full-day use of the grounds for up to 150 guests rates starts at $1,750.
Nevada – Wedding Salons at Wynn, Las Vegas
A list of the best affordable wedding venues would be all wrong without mentioning a Vegas wedding venue! The Wynn hotel believes in extraordinary moments. You and your guests will enjoy exclusive use of their Wedding Salons as you experience an expertly planned affair. From the tasteful foyer where guests can gather to private dressing rooms for last-minute primping, your special day can also be tailored to include pre-ceremony cocktails, cake, and Champagne, or an intimate post-event party. Pricing varies depending on the venue and day of the week but Saturday wedding packages start at $2,500.
New York – Conservatory Garden Central Park, New York City
If you’re looking for the best affordable wedding venues in New York, you might not expect to find one in New York City! Conservatory Garden, at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street, is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies and photo sessions. The six-acre Garden is made up of three smaller gardens, each with its own particular charm. Extensive displays of flowers, shrubs, and trees are in bloom from early spring through late October.
Ceremonies and photography sessions at Conservatory Garden require permits from the Conservancy. The permit fee is around $400 and an additional $100 for photography. Permit fees directly support the maintenance and cultivation of Conservatory Garden. Your wedding party size is limited to 100 people. Be sure to check the website for additional rules and regulations.
North Dakota – The Opal Grand Forks, Grand Forks
The Opal Grand Forks has stunning chandeliers throughout, elegant finishes, marble accents, glass garage doors, and private outdoor patio space. Mix those elements with a vaulted ceiling with original beams and refurbished historic hardwood flooring in the former Simonson’s Lumber warehouse, The Opal is a sight to see.
Offering an elegant mixed with an industrial feel, thoughtful planning, and an impeccable level of personalized services, The Opal delivers a decidedly different experience and will be the premier venue in Grand Forks. The Opal will be the perfect for your wedding reception, corporate event, or non-profit function. Saturday weddings cost $4,000.
Ohio – Squire’s Castle at North Chagrin, Willoughby Hills
Do you dream of getting married at a castle for FREE? Squire’s Castle is a beautiful old gatehouse from the 1890s is modeled after German and English baronial castles and is a unique feature of North Chagrin that is a popular destination for people of all ages. The open expanses in front of the castle are great for games and picnics, and the castle itself is a popular spot for weddings or an opportunity to explore the past. The only requirement is to request a free permit for your event. A two (2) hour time slot is permitted and the parks only accommodate 50 guests or fewer.
Oklahoma – Will Rogers Gardens Ed Lycan Conservatory and Plaza, Oklahoma City
The lush landscapes and vivid colors of the Will Rogers Gardens create a picture-perfect setting for your next wedding or special event. The crown jewel of the Will Rogers Gardens, this refurbished 1920s garden conservatory provides old-world romance for any wedding or special event. The Conservatory features glass panels throughout and seats up to 134 for weddings or special events. Tables and chairs are included in the rental. Rental rates are $300 for the first three hours with a $100 fee for each additional hour.
Oregon – Hoyt Arboretum, Wedding Meadow, Portland
A peaceful, grassy setting surrounded by stately conifers and fringed with white-blooming shrubs like snowberry and ocean spray, the Wedding Meadow offers a bucolic retreat near the city. The Wedding Meadow is located at the junction of the Spruce and Fir Trails about ¼-mile from the Visitor Center. Half-day rentals cost $285 with a 100-person capacity.
Pennsylvania – The German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
The German Society of Pennsylvania has several large and unique historic spaces available to rent for private functions such as weddings, corporate events, and for photography, film, or video. The building exists in two parts. The first part is a historic 1830s townhouse purchased by the Society for offices and classrooms in 1887. The second, which is connected to the first, is a Hall and Library built in 1888 on Spring Garden Street. The German Society is a building with character and historical significance. In addition to it being a unique place to have your event, the income generated from your rental is used to help us (a nonprofit organization) fund our mission. The larger room rentals start at $1,500.
Rhode Island – Eisenhower House at Fort Adams State Park, Newport
Built in 1873, the historic Eisenhower House was once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Acquired by the State of Rhode Island in the 1960s, this stately mansion commands breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Today this beautiful property serves as an event space that specializes in weddings, rehearsal dinners, and corporate functions. With ample parking and rolling lawns, Eisenhower House can provide the ideal location for hosting your next event. Saturday wedding rentals for guests below 100 start at $5,500.
South Carolina – Laurel Hill County Park, Mount Pleasant
The southern charm of Charleston, South Carolina is picturesque for a southern wedding but can feel over budget. However, consider Laurel Hill County Park. Located in Mount Pleasant, Laurel Hill County Park features an oak allée, large open meadows, and gorgeous backdrops. Laurel Hill can handle very large groups of up to 500 people but is still intimate enough for a small private function. Please not that electricity and water are not available on-site. Rental fees begin at around $750.
South Dakota – The Meadow Barn at County Orchards, West Harrisburg
If you have dreamed of celebrating a stylish outdoor wedding with your friends and family surrounded by wildflowers and lush waterfall gardens, The Meadow Barn at County Orchards is perfect for you. The Veranda venue on the property has an incredible Open Aired build, onsite ceremony location, bridal suite, and endless photo opportunities you will have more time to enjoy the day and make lasting memories with your friends and family. The Veranda has the capacity for up to 250 guests tucked away in the middle of a 50-acre orchard. Saturday weddings begin at $3,995.
Tennessee – Hatchery at ACME Feed & Seed, Nashville
The third floor is home to The Hatchery at Acme, the largest one-level private event and music venue on Lower Broadway, with a capacity of 250 seated and 450 for a standing reception or concert. Inspired by the long-held moniker of the building, Acme Feed & Hatchery, the 7,000-square-foot venue provides unparalleled character, historic charm, and an open floor plan with endless opportunities to transform the space.
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville with views of the Cumberland River, Nissan Stadium, and Riverfront Park, The Hatchery offers a truly one-of-a-kind and uniquely “Nashville” setting ideal for any event. The venue rental fee is $500 for 4 hours however, this is a minimum food and beverage price to be included.
Texas – The Neill-Cochran House Museum, Austin
The Neill-Cochran House Museum historic site is home to one of Austin’s oldest residences and to the only slave quarters still standing in the city. The museum is dedicated to sharing a complete history of their site and of all of the individuals, both free and enslaved, who lived and labored here. Their venue rental program supports the operation of the museum and the development of inclusive narratives to forge a better future for our community. Indoor spaces accommodate up to 100 guests while outdoor spaces can host 200 guests. Saturday packages begin at $1,200.
Utah – The Startup Building, Provo
The Startup Building is an industrial wedding venue in Utah County. With its central Provo location, it’s an event venue suited for everything from baby showers and weddings to professional work events. From its textured brick walls, wooden support beams, and elevated ceilings it’s full of character and style. Whether you want to impress your special guests or be the center of attention on your special day The Startup Building is prepared to hold 300 people inside or in our outdoor courtyard. Saturday weddings begin at $2,400.
Vermont – Kill Kare, Rocky Point House, St. Albans Bay
The Rocky Point House is considered to be historically significant to not only the community of Saint Albans but to the citizens of the entire state of Vermont. The stately architecture of the finished project closely resembles the original lakeside hotel as it stood in the late 1800s. The Rocky Point House architecture exudes a feeling of class, elegance, and distinction; patrons of this establishment who sought the recreational enjoyment of Lake Champlain would have expected this level of sophistication. The function room, the surrounding southeast lawn, and the open-air pavilion can be rented together and can accommodate up to 300 people. The combined area is great for larger gatherings like weddings and receptions. The cost is $1,200 a day plus the reservation fee.
Virginia – Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke
Nothing compares to the elegance of the City of Roanoke Atrium in the Taubman Museum of Art. In the Auditorium, the curvilinear walls and travertine flooring are a blank canvas on which your vision comes to life. Your guests will be greeted by our grand lighted staircase and soaring glass ceiling to set the stage for an unforgettable event. Combining the Atrium and Auditorium and adjacent special event spaces creates an elegant setting for any occasion. Saturday pricing for the atrium is $2,000 and the Auditorium is $1,000.
Washington – Hall at Fauntleroy, The Emerald Room, Seattle
An exclusive venue for over 20 years, this elegant event space is housed in the picturesque 1900s-era former Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Nestled a world away in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood, yet close to downtown Seattle, the Hall at Fauntleroy offers multiple unique indoor and outdoor spaces. Imagine your wedding with soaring ceilings and the warmth and texture of the exposed brick. And the beauty of soft light from large windows that look onto a wooded ravine. The Emerald Room has all of this, plus a large raised dance floor, an anteroom for the bride or other special guests, and more. It’s a space for up to 250 guests that feels intimate and expansive all at once. Saturday weddings during peak season start at $2,350.
West Virginia – Ace Adventure Resort, Oak Hill
At ACE, they can help you to plan the best possible day for you, your partner, and your guests. Their Concho Wedding Deck is one of the premier outdoor wedding venues in West Virginia. The deck overlooks the New River Gorge, and the horseshoe turn in the river will provide a spectacular backdrop for your ceremony. With a variety of packages to choose from, your West Virginia outdoor wedding can range from a small elopement with just your closest friends, to a party in the mountains with all the people you love. With lodging, dining, and adventure activities on site, your wedding guests will have the time of their lives while celebrating your wedding day. Their most expensive wedding package is $3,500.
Wisconsin – Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Milwaukee
From rustic to elegant, the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center will provide the wedding you envision. Conveniently located just fifteen minutes north of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan, they offer the full experience of nature throughout all seasons. Their central location, exceptional customer service, and naturally beautiful building make them an ideal location for your event. Lake Michigan’s shoreline, forests, and prairies create stunning backdrops for your celebration. Peak season saturday weddings cost around $4,500.
Wyoming – Trail End Historic Site, Sheridan
The Trail End State Historic Site is a property of the State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Division of the Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources. From its authentically furnished rooms to its finely manicured lawns, Trail End displays an elegantly different aspect of Wyoming’s rich and colorful history.
Constructed in the Flemish Revival style, the 13,748 square foot mansion known as Trail End provides an intriguing glimpse into life during the period 1913 to 1933, primarily as seen through the eyes of the John B. Kendrick family. It’s a beautiful estate that can accommodate small or larger groups. For groups over twenty or more, the cost is $200.
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